272.68 PAYMENT OF TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS ON PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY
Subdivision 1. Acquisition of property; unpaid taxes.
When the state or a political
subdivision of the state, except the state Transportation Department, acquires a fee interest in
property before forfeiture, by any means, provision must be made to pay all taxes, including all
unpaid special assessments and future installments thereof, unpaid on the property at the date
of acquisition. For the purpose of this section, the date of acquisition shall be the date on which
the acquiring authority shall be entitled under law to take possession of the property except in
cases of condemnation, the date of acquisition shall be the date of the filing of the petition in
condemnation. Taxes which become a lien on such property after the date of acquisition and
before the condemning authority is by law entitled to actually take possession thereof shall, if paid
by the owner, be added to the award, and if not so paid, shall be paid by the condemning authority.
Taxes lawfully levied shall not be abated. This subdivision shall not be construed to require the
payment of accrued taxes and unpaid assessments on the acquired property which exceed the fair
market value thereof. The state or a subdivision acquiring property may make provisions for the
apportionment of the taxes and unpaid assessments if less than a complete parcel is acquired.
If such accrued taxes and unpaid assessments are not paid as hereinabove required, then
the county auditor of the county in which the acquired property is located shall notify the
commissioner of finance of the pertinent facts, and the commissioner of finance shall divert an
amount equal to such accrued taxes and unpaid assessments from any funds which are thereafter
to be distributed by the commissioner of finance to the acquiring authority, and shall pay over
such diverted funds to the county treasurer of the county in which the acquired property is located
in payment of such accrued taxes and unpaid assessments.
Subd. 2. Property remains taxable until possession.
Property otherwise taxable, which is
acquired by subdivisions of government shall remain taxable until the acquiring authority is by
law or by the terms of a purchase agreement entitled to actually take possession thereof.
Subd. 3. Rental; payment to county treasurer.
If the acquiring authority permits a person
to occupy the property after the acquiring authority has become entitled to actual possession,
the authority shall charge a reasonable rental therefor and shall pay to the county treasurer to
be distributed in the same manner as property taxes 30 percent of the rental received, or such
percentage as may be otherwise provided by law.
Subd. 4. Temporary lease; payment in lieu of taxes.
When the political subdivision is a
housing and redevelopment authority which has obtained the right to take possession of a property
in a redevelopment project area, it may lease the property to the previous occupant for temporary
use pending the relocation of the former occupant's residence or business or may relocate such
former occupant in any other property owned by it in such project area. The authority may agree
with the municipality to the payment of certain sums in lieu of taxes on said property during such
temporary occupancy in which event the payment of the sum agreed upon shall be in lieu of taxes
as provided in section
and the provisions of section
272.01, subdivision 2
, and section
shall not apply to such property or to the use thereof.
History: 1969 c 745 s 1-4; 1971 c 376 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 543 s 2; 1976 c 166 s
7; 1987 c 291 s 207; 2003 c 112 art 2 s 50